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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust News

This image shows a natural tidal creek that is close to development but serves as nursery habitat for juvenile tarpon. Nursery habitats are at risk from nutrient runoff, contaminants from septic leaching, altered freshwater flows from diverted water, and total habitat loss from coastal development. A Vulnerability Index will show us which habitats are most […]

Dr. Tom Frazer, Dean of the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. “I am honored to help support BTT’s mission to use actionable science to ensure healthy bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries and habitats,” said Frazer. “I care deeply about […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust has partnered with Silver Corporate Sponsor Waypoint TV, the leading destination for fishing and hunting content, to create a designated BTT streaming channel with on-demand options. The BTT channel is scheduled to launch this summer. “BTT’s research and work on the front lines is incredibly important in the fight to protect […]

Paul Dixon and Andy Mill Bonefish & Tarpon Trust will honor fishing guide Captain Paul Dixon and angler Andy Mill at the 11th Annual NYC Dinner & Awards Ceremony on October 6, 2022. “Paul Dixon and Andy Mill are legends on the flats and in BTT’s history,” said BTT President and CEO Jim McDuffie. “Their […]

Mossy Oak Fishing, a leading manufacturer of fishing apparel, has renewed its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) as a Gold Corporate Sponsor. Mossy Oak Fishing’s Element Agua pattern is the official camouflage pattern of BTT. “Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is full of fellow gamekeepers who live and work to leave their piece of […]

A day on the water with Sunbrella Horizon Marine Vinyl. When Sunbrella introduced fade-resistant fabrics to the marine market more than 60 years ago, it set a new standard for woven fabric offerings in the industry. Since then, Sunbrella has continued to innovate industry-leading fabrics that provide outstanding performance with sustainable manufacturing processes. Sunbrella is […]

Steve Trippe’s annual “3T” tournament was hosted in May by Alejandro Vega (“Mr. Sandflea”) at the Holbox Tarpon Club. The event raised more than $10,000 to support BTT’s conservation efforts in Mexico. Vega is a leader in the flats fishery of the Yucatán Peninsula. Not only has he trained many of the guides now working […]

Sunbrella, the leading manufacturer of performance fabrics servicing the marine industry, has renewed its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust as a Silver Sponsor. As the flagship brand of Glen Raven, Inc., Sunbrella has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to sustainability for over 60 years by producing top-quality textiles for indoor and outdoor living, including on […]

Construction on the flats of Belize’s Cayo Rosario. Photo: Dr. Addiel Perez Until recently, Belize and Mexico have struck a good balance between the development of fisheries, tourism, and conservation. The governments established marine protected areas (MPAS) and implemented regulations to ensure the long-term sustainability of natural resources without jeopardizing livelihoods, local economies, and the […]

By Chris Santella  Photo: Christina Wilson / FWC When the COVID-19 pandemic swept across college campuses, most students hunkered down to endure months of uninspired online education, augmented with marathon video game/Tik-Tok sessions. Elijah Dwoskin headed to the Keys. To work for free. And Dr. Ross Boucek and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust gained a valuable […]